Sun Protection Clothing

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Did you know that you can burn through a cotton t-shirt? Did you know that not only do sunburns put you at a greater chance of skin cancer, but a tan puts you at a risk for skin cancer too?

My dermatologist explained that any tan is a sign of damaged skin. It doesn’t matter what type of skin you have, how dark your skin is, you can still get skin cancer.

He explained to that you don’t need to tan or burn to have harmful UV radiation be absorbed into your skin and, over time, dramatically increase the risk of getting skin cancer. He explained that a typical cotton shirt only has 5 to 10 sun protection factor (SPF). But, there are fashionable clothing that has high sun protection factor in the garments.

When choosing SPF clothing look for the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) on the label:

Good UV Protection-UPF 15 to 24
Very Good UV Protection-UPF 25 to 39
Excellent UV Protection-UPF40 to 50+

Some UPF clothing brands include:

Collibar UPF 50+ sun protection clothing comes in womens, mens, and children’s swimwear, sun hats, sunglasses, jackets, and sun accessories including umbrellas. Their swimwear for kids is just adorable.

I Play Breatheasy Sun Protection Blanket-Lt. Blue-One Size
i play not only has great 50+ UPF clothing, swimwear, and sun hats for kids, what makes them stand out from the others is the adorable sun protection shown to the left.


grUVywear specializes in fashionable, fun, UV protective swim wear that offers a UPF of 50+, blocking over 98% of the sun’s harmful rays. grUVywear offers comfortable and stylish UV protective sun wear for babies, kids, and adults.


Tuga is focused on offering the most comfortably fitting and the highest fashion sun protective clothing. Tuga Sunwear’s sun protective clothing use stylish prints and colors so that kids will enjoy wearing them while at the same time getting the most sun protection possible.

Eclipse Couture UPF 50+ Long Sleeve Top (large, black)
Eclipse Couture cotton fabrics are certified UPF 50+ rating, which is considered the Ultimate in UV sun protection. This means that our fabric blocks more than 97% of UVA and UVB even after two years wear and tear. Our clothes also have an exceptional feel and a flattering drape for women.

Kanu Surf

Kanu surf designs and manufactures swimwear and resort wear for men, women, and chidlren. Their rashgaurds well known for great fit, function, and colors along with high quality functional apparel for the whole family. All of their rashguards are quick dry and feature a UPF 50+ rating to block out the sun’s harmful rays. Kanu rashguards are designed for surfers of all levels as well as the recreational athlete.

Wallaroo Platypus Toddlers Sn Hat – UPF 50+ (Purple Dots)
Wallaroo Hats are simply the cutest hats for kids. They also have adult styles for adults as well. Wallaroo Hat Company is committed to the elimination of skin cancer. The Wallaroo Sun Protection is a promise that each year, they donate 1% of their profits to skin cancer research, education and prevention in the United States.

Luvali Reversible Kid’s Sun Hats – UPF 50+ (Large, Oopsy Daisy / Life’s a Picnic)
Fun and functional Luvali reversible sunhats have UPF sun protection of 50+. Unique 100 percent cotton reversible sunhats. Size small (6-months to 2-years) and large (2-years to 4-years) sizes available. Each hat has a clever embroidered saying on the front as indicated and reversible chin straps.

Columbia Sportswear
Available in a handful of preffty colors Columbia has many UPF 30 sun protection is built right in to their clothing.

Solarweave SPF 50+ Boonie Hat by Dorfman Pacific (Camel Medium)
Dorfman Pacific prides itself in being one of the largest full-line, in-stock headwear and handbag company in the world. They have UPF hats available.

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